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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Conceptual Design of a 'Tri-Coupler' System

    SBC: Sharma & Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of Transportation
  2. An Optical Sensor for Monitoring Odors at Agricultural Livestock Facilities

    SBC: AeroSurvey, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  3. GPS-Based Animal Control System

    SBC: AgriTech Electronics, L.C.            Topic: N/A

    This is a Phase II proposal to continue the work begun by AgriTech Electronics, LC (AgriTech) on a GPS-based livestock control system. This system will exclude animals from areas, or contain them within defined boundaries, where it is impractical or inefficient to build fence to achieve this objective. These needs arise in a variety of contexts, including the exclusion of livestock from riparian a ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  4. Foam in Place Mulching Method for Specialty Crops

    SBC: C And A Country Gardens            Topic: N/A

    Frothed foams will be prepared and applied in place as low cost mulches for weed control in small plot specialty crop operations. Foam mixes will be formulated from degradable natural polymers including gelatins and starches. Fillers will be common cellulosic mulch ingredients such as crushed seed hulls and corncobs. A conventional portable spray tank modified with an impeller blade will mechan ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of Agriculture
  5. PRECISE INJECTION OF NH3 USING PULSE-WIDTH MODULATION METERING

    SBC: Capstan Ag Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Anhydrous ammonia (NH3), a heavily used nitrogen fertilizer, is a volatile gas which flashes at -40 F. It is handles as pressurized liquid and difficult to meter accurately and dispense. Its low cost, due to inexpensive energy, has encouraged wasteful over-application rather than investment in currently costly and ineffective application control systems. Ammonia costs will increase with energy cos ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  6. Sorghum Protein Adhesives from Low Cost DDGS

    SBC: ECOVERSION LLC            Topic: N/A

    In the United States, annual demand for adhesives and resins exceeds 20 billion pounds. Currently, most adhesives used in the wood industry are petroleum-based, such as phenol-formaldehyde and urea-formaldehyde adhesives. Formaldehyde emissions cause many environmental and health issues. Development of biobased adhesives not only significantly impact a >$100 billion industry sector, but also solve ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  7. Development of Automated Pig Weighing

    SBC: Osborne Industries, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Raising pigs has become a specialized agribusiness. Pork producers have a desire to improve their efficiency of production in a cost effective manner. One tool to accomplish this is knowing the weight of the pig as it grows. This knowledge provides greater assistance in managing the feeding program as well as avoiding financial penalties when marketing. Feed costs account for 60% of the cost p ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of Agriculture
  8. A CSA Model to bring Locally Grown Foods to the Corporate Workplace, Inner City Households and Schools Utilizing a Supermarket Infrastructur

    SBC: RAINBOW ORGANIC FARMS CO            Topic: N/A

    Locally grown foods account for less than one percent of the total $900 billion in retail food sales in the U.S. (18) Therefore, consumers purchase more than ninety percent of their food from supermarkets. In order for local small family farms to grab a greater portion of food sales, they must get their locally grown foods on the mainstream supermarket shelves, as well as partner with stores to ge ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Agriculture
  9. Utilize corn derived products driven from ethanol production for horticultural weed control, a natural fertiilzer with enhanced plant growth

    SBC: Summit Seed, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Ethanol production is a rapidly growing industry in the United States where corn is the principal feedstock. The dry milling process includes the whole corn kernel for ethanol production, and the co-product is dried distiller grains with solubles, DDGS, primarily used for animal feeds. The dry milling process currently accounts for approximately 75 percent of the domestic ethanol production. The p ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Agriculture
  10. Creativity-Enhancement Software for Young Children: Innovative Use of Reggio Emilia Concepts

    SBC: APTE, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Education

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